Math/CS Welcomes New Faculty Member Ymir Vigfusson
news Published Date: 2014-08-06
Ymir Vigfusson completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Cornell University (2010). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, Vigfusson held positions at Reykjavik University and IBM Research. Vigfusson's primary research focus is on distributed data replication and security. His articles have been published in a number of leading venues including VLDB, EuroSys, SOCC and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.
Computer Science Graduate Student Dmitry Lagun Wins SIGIR 2014 Best Student Paper
Published Date: 2014-07-15
Dmitry Lagun, a graduate student in the Data Management Research Group, was awarded Best Student Paper at the SIGIR '14 Proceedings of the 37th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research & development in information retrieval. "Towards better measurement of attention and satisfaction in mobile search" was in collaboration with Chih-Hung Hsieh, Dale Webster, and Vidhya Navalpakkam, all with Google, Inc

The paper can be found here.
Emory Math Circle on CBS 46 Better Mornings Atlanta
news Published Date: 2014-06-12
Amanda Clemm and Sarah Trebat-Leder were interviewed this morning talking about the Math Circle program and the fun with shapes and bubbles at the Children's Museum of Atlanta. Their interview can be found here.
Computer Science Graduate Student Wins Best Student Paper Award
Published Date: 2014-02-28
Dmitry Lagun, a graduate student in the Data Management Research Group, was awarded Best Student Paper at the 7th International ACM Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM, held in New York recently. "Discovering Common Motifs in Mouse Cursor Movement Data for Improving Web Search" was in collaboration with Misha Ageev, Qi Guo, and his mentor, Dr. Eugene Agichtein.
Agichtein awarded 2013 BCS/ BCS IRSG Karen Spärck-Jones Award
Published Date: 2014-02-03
Dr. Eugene Agichtein has been awarded the 2013 British Computer Society Karen Spärck-Jones Award. The award is named after Professor Karen Spärck-Jones, for her contributions to the field of information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing. Dr Agichtein is being recognized for several important contributions he has made in search and large scale web text data mining with a focus on user interaction data. His work has included demonstrating how models of human information interactions can be inferred by leveraging computational techniques on what are large-scale but also noisy behaviour records. Dr. Agichtein will receive the award at the 2014 European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2014) in Amsterdam, where he will be the opening keynote speaker. The full award citation is posted on the British Computer Society website.
We are hiring! Lecture-track faculty opening in MathCS
Published Date: 2014-01-22
The department of Mathematics and Computer Science has an opening for a Lecturer in Mathematics to begin Fall 2014. Duties involve teaching 5 semester courses a year, coordinating graduate instructors and committtee service as appropriate. for details see Emory-ML-Ad.pdf Please contact for additional information.
We are hiring! Tenure-track faculty openings in MathCS
Published Date: 2014-01-01
The department of Mathematics and Computer Science has multiple openings for tenure track faculty positions to begin in Fall 2014. Areas of interest include: Computational Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, and several specializations in Data Science (please follow the individual links for position details). Please contact for general information.
Atlanta Lecture Series in Combinatorics and Graph Theory X
Published Date: 2013-09-19
Atlanta Lecture Series in Combinatorics and Graph Theory X

November 2-3, 2013

Emory University, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, with support from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, will host a series of 9 new mini-conferences from 2013-2016. The 10th of these mini-conferences will be held at Emory University on November 2-3, 2013. The conferences will stress a variety of areas and feature one prominent researcher giving 2 fifty minute lectures and 4 outstanding researchers each giving one fifty minute lecture. There will also be several 25 minute lecturers by younger reseachers or graduate students. All talks will be held in room W201 of the Mathematics and Science Center.

Click here for more information.
The Math/CS Department is Hiring!
Published Date: 2013-08-06

The Math/CS department at Emory is looking for an Operating Systems Analyst/Administrator. This is a full time position, and an excellent job opportunity. Job description and qualifications are as follows:

Job Description: Installs, maintains, and monitors one or more multi-platform operating systems, utilities, and related software to meet organizational needs. Supports the availability, integrity, and reliability of assigned systems.

Minimum Qualifications: Three years of operating systems analysis/administration experience OR a bachelor's degree and one year of operating systems analysis/administration experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. Computer Science, Applied Math, Engineering, or similar. Coursework in, or acquired knowledge of (or demonstrated ability to self-learn)one or more of: unix-based systems programming, networking, storage systems, web servers, high-end computing, databases.

Informal inquiries may be sent to For details and to apply, see here.

Olgert Denas wins First Place at the first 3MT at Emory
news Published Date: 2013-03-07
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science wish to congratulate Olgert Denas for his first place finish in the first 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition hosted by the Laney Graduate School. More information about 3MT can be found here.